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Refused LCW and LCWRA

raeresa
raeresa Member Posts: 4 Listener
Hi

I really don't know what to do now. I received my decision from a UC decision maker today saying I was not suitable for either LCW or LCWRA and could work. The issue I have with that is how they expect me to actually work.

I have foot issues including a degenerative bone in my big toe which makes it so painful to walk too far. I have a blue badge for my father's car (I cannot drive) and I cannot use public transport. I am also currently shielding as I am in the vulnerable group placed by the Department of Health and Social Care. I struggle to move around without a walking aide and I have a physiotherapist report that says I walk slow and in a lot of pain after a number of metres as I also suffer from a walking gait that adds pressure and pain.

Luckily, I am in sheltered housing with parents so I do not need to climb stairs or walk too far at any time. I feel so stressed and depressed now as it feels like they are expecting me to do something that I physically will not be able to achieve :( 

I have contacted the citizens advice bureau and asked the decision maker for a full written report on their decision as well as the full assessment report. This is now causing me huge concern as I suffer with some anxiety if I am going somewhere new as I cannot climb stairs or stand for too long so I worry if there are lifts or chairs etc.

I feel like crying right now as I just do not understand their decision.  Has anyone else been through this? What did you do and what happened?

Comments

  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 16,336 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there 

    The same happened to me I had my leg amputated and was wheelchair and housebound but was found fit for work 

    I appealed the decision put in mr which gave same decision . I then went to tribunal and was awarded LCWRA 

    Keep up the fight dont give up is my advice 
  • woodbine
    woodbine Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,720 Disability Gamechanger
    @raeresa afternoon and welcome to scope, I would contact welfare rights I often find them more useful than CAB, a call to the council should get you details of how to contact them.
    Be extra nice to new members.
  • raeresa
    raeresa Member Posts: 4 Listener
    janer1967 said:
    Hi there 

    The same happened to me I had my leg amputated and was wheelchair and housebound but was found fit for work 

    I appealed the decision put in mr which gave same decision . I then went to tribunal and was awarded LCWRA 

    Keep up the fight dont give up is my advice 
    Thank you so much for your reply.

    That is a disgrace, fancy putting you through something like that. What a heartless system this really is :( I am so glad you won your case.

    I won't give up, thank you.

    woodbine said:
    @raeresa afternoon and welcome to scope, I would contact welfare rights I often find them more useful than CAB, a call to the council should get you details of how to contact them.
    Thank you, I have found contact information for them and wrote an email.
    Many thanks for your advice.

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